Fifteen years after its release, SPIRITED AWAY remains one of the most explosively original and enchanting animated films ever made – and it’s even better on the big screen! Enter a captivating world of witches, dragons and spirits, in a critically-acclaimed story that became a worldwide phenomenon. The film followed a ten year old girl who wanders away from her parents along a path that leads to a world ruled by strange and unusual monster-like animals, only to discover that they have been changed into pigs along with others inside a bathhouse full of these creatures.“Artful but not arty, SPIRITED AWAY is a handcrafted cartoon, as personal as an Utamaro painting, yet its breadth and heart give it an appeal that should touch American viewers of all ages.” (Time Magazine) “Miyazaki’s luminescent, gorgeously realized world is relatively safe for children, but it also acknowledges blood, pain, dread, and death in ways that other animated films wouldn’t dare.” (AV Club) “Knock me down with a feather, it turns out to be terrific; maybe not a masterpiece, but certainly aglitter with invention, excitement and a mysterious kind of wit.” (The Independent)
On Monday, March 27 we will be double-billing two of Miyazaki’s most beloved titles – the Oscar-winning SPIRITED AWAY followed by the epic historical fantasy PRINCESS MONONOKE. Both SPIRITED AWAY and PRINCESS MONONOKE will be screening in their original Japanese (with English subs). Minors welcome in the balcony to both shows; if there are minors in your party please ensure you purchase the correct “balcony” seating ticket option for either a single film or the double feature.